Philips Easylife LX3000 PC Reviews: Windows Vista Home Premium Computer

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This desktop computer is a good all rounder.

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9.3 out of 10 based on 6 reviews.
Philips Easylife LX3000 with Intel Core 2 Duo T5200 1.6 GHz Dual Core Processor, 2GB of Memory and 250GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. DVD writer See full product description

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Imy, Nuneaton

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
* Lots of power in a tiny package.
* It's stylish looks mean it doesn't look out of place in a modern TV stand.
* Comes with an excellent, high quality keyboard with built-in tracker ball.
* Also comes with an equally excellent and high quality MCE remote control.
* Can play 720p and 1080i movies stutter-free.
* Somehow manages to cram a standard 3.5" computer hard disk inside which means if you're confident with computers, you could increase internal data storage capacity from the standard 250GB to 1TB. Other internal-parts are also user-replaceable.
* Lots of USB ports.
Bad points:
* Lack of built-in IR receiver for the remote control. Instead you must use the supplied bulky receiver that has a USB connection.
* When the DVD-RW drive can't play a bad sector on a DVD, it spins up incredibly fast and loud and will continue to do so until you manually eject the disk.
* DVD-RW drive is the same type you get in laptops (you click disks into a fragile tray) and feels a bit out of place in a stylish device like this. A slot loading drive would've been much nicer.
* Although the spec is adequate for its most likely intended uses, a faster processor would've made this better value as it could do with a bit more juice to make 1080p movies watchable.
Overall rating 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Design 9.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jul 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Looks great and is fast for running vista for general and media centre usage.
Bad points:
Keyboard batteries don't last very long.
Overall rating 9.0
Build Quality 7.0
Design 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Aug 2007

Product Features

Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 2
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 250
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number T5200
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.6
Graphics card model number Media Accelerator 950
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series 945GM
Release date 2007-06-29
 
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